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Wellesley College l^euus 

Entered as second-class matter November 17. 1916, at the post office at Framingham. Mass.. under the act ol March 3, 1879. 



No. 23 


Do you think you'll be bored at the Intercol- 
legiate Debate Saturday night? Not a bit of it! 
Do you know what the question is? The state- 
ment reads, "Resolved, that Japanese immigrants 
should be admitted into the United States on 
equal footing with other foreigners." That means 
that we will let as many Japanese come in as can 
pass the literacy test applied to Italians and 
others— and most Japanese can pass the literacy 
test. It also means that we'll allow them citizen- 
ship after they get here, which we don't do now. 
If you don't think it's a live question, ask any 
California girl you know. She can tell you a lot 
about it. For centuries Japan lived under feudal 
rule, developing her own civilization. Emigration 
was positively forbidden until 1868, and Japan only 
came into contact with us in 1853, when Perry 
opened her doors to the West. Now the Japanese 
are in a war that we say is being fought for democ- 
racy. They have grown rather fast, but are they 
true democrats today ? 

There's a lot to be found out about the Jap- 
anese—just try it. And the Smith-Weilesley de- 
bate is one step in that direction, especially as it 
deals with the Japanese where they come into 
contact with us. 

R. J., '20. 



Student Government 

Mass Meeting 

AT 3.4-0 P. M. THURSDAY 

YOU are Responsible for the 
Presence of a Quorum ! 


To the Editors of the Sews: 

The following students have been selected for 
work on the second squad (July 17 to August 17) 
of the Wellesley College War Farm: 

The Student Government Mass Meeting, Thurs- 
day, March 7, should have been the. last of its 
kind, for its purpose was to pass the final opinion 
on the new constitution and institute representa- 
tive government. Unfortunately there was not 
a quorum present, a fact which indubitably em- 
phasizes the errors of the old system, and the 
meeting was therefore given over to discussion on 
the question of chapel attendance, and a talk 
by Mr. Murray on War Savings Stamps. Mr. 
Murray emphasized the importance of America's 
great wealth and the ability of everyone to help 
win the war by taking advantage of the oppor- 
tunities offered by the purchase of Thrift and War 
Savings Stamps. 

The question of Chapel attendance was brought 
before us because of Miss Pendleton's question at 
morning chapel of the advisability of continuing 
services which are so sparsely attended. Sugges- 
tions by various students that we have chapel in 
the middle of the morning, that chapel be re- 
quired three times a week, that services be held in 
Billings to obviate the necessity of heating so ex- 
pensive a building as Houghton Memorial, 
all met with disapproval by the majority. Only 
two concrete suggestions were approved, and these 
were that the doors be closed to late comers and 
that we should have chapel Monday mornings, 
thereby starting the week right and possibly en- 
couraging attendance the rest of the time. 

It was voted to have another Mass Meeting for 
the passing of the Student Government Constitu- 
tion, and everyone present was urged to see that 
enough voters should appear to make so important 
a meeting a decisive one as well. 

M. L. B., '30. 


Babcock, Ferebe '19 
Miner, Lilian '20 
Pond, Rita '19 


Barstow, Charlotte '19 
Bristol, Gertrude '18 
Dickson, Christine '20 
Mathewson, Hope '21 
Munro, Alice '21 
Rathbun, Rachel '20 
Richardson, Martha '20 
Shedd, Margaret '20 
Stone, Marjorie '18 
Thomas, Genevieve '20 
Wiggin, Evelyn '21 
Wilkey, Edith '20 

The following students have been selected for 
work on the third squad (August 17 to September 


Brown, Pauline '18 
Murphy, Elizabeth '21 
Nay, Evelyn '18 


Bolgiano, Ruth '20 
■ Davis, Elizabeth '19 
Dickson, Christine '20 
Holmes, Emily T. '20 
Howe, Margaret '18 
Jordan, Helen '19 
Kellogg, Julia '20 
Kingsley, Elizabeth '20 
Miller, Maud '21 
Richardson, Martha '20 
Sayre, Elizabeth '21 
Smith, Marion '21 

All students who have volunteered, or care to 
volunteer, for work during the Spring term will 
please send their schedules to Miss Stone. These 
schedules should be sent on or before March ISth. 

Margaret C. Ferguson. 
Foreman of the Wellesley College War Farm. 

was by far the finest display that has been seen 
for many years. 

As early as 7.15 a faint light was observed on 
the northern horizon. By 7.40 the dark arch which 
is a feature of most aurora was plainly visible in 
the north, with bright streamers extending as high 
as the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia, while the re- 
gion east of the Dipper became green. The 
streamers faded but others took their place, and 
they rapidly increased in number, length and 
brightness. About 7.40 bright rose color appeared 
in the northwest, which persisted for several min- 
utes. On the right of the rose-colored part the 
aurora was a bright apple-green. From that time 
until nearly eleven o'clock fhe aurora increased 
in size, brightness and activity, red and green 
areas appearing and disappearing in various parts 
of the sky. By nine o'clock bright streamers were 
to be seen in all parts of the sky so that the sky 
was as bright as if illuminated by a full moon. 
The climax of the display was reached about 10.45, 
when the red light was so bright as to cause a 
conspicuous glow on the snow. At that time the 
streamers converged to a point a little south of 
the zenith, in the constellation Leo, and formed 
there a beautiful crown of light. The predominat- 
ing color at this time was red, but there were 
many bright green areas scattered over the sky. 
The streamers were never still, but undulated 
gracefully while rapid pulsations of light swept 
across them. 

While the display was at its height, a magnetic 
needle in a surveyor's transit at the Whitin Ob- 
servatory was observed to swing from the north 
toward the east through an angle of more than a 
degree in three minutes. The spectrum of the 
auroral light, as seen by a number of observers 
with a small spectroscope, consisted of a very 
bright green line and two or three very faint hands 
in the blue and violet. When the spectroscope 
was directed to the rose-colored parts of the 
aurora, an additional bright red line was seen. 

The cause of aurora; is not definitely known, hut 
it is certain that the light is due to luminous gases 
in the Earth's atmosphere, as shown by the 
spectrum, and that it is connected with the Earth's 
magnetism, as shown by the disturbances of the 
magnetic needle that are very frequently seen 
during the display of bright aurora. Observers in 
Scandinavia, where bright aurora; are common, 
have measured the height of the streamers, and 
found some of them as high as 400 kilometers 
above the surface of the Earth. The light is prob- 
ably due to electric discharges produced in some 
way in the upper atmosphere. The popular idea 
that aurora, or "northern lights," are caused by 
reflection of sunlight from icebergs or ice fields 
in the Arctic regions is without foundation in 


J. C. D. 

All lovers of Scotch song know that ever, at 
need, the Campbells are coming; and one of them, 
from Miles away, has sent in (Jes' See the list of 
1911) fifty dollars for the little Belgians. Ac- 
knowledged with thanks. 

K. L. B. 



The display of the Aurora Borealis that .took 
place on the evening of Thursday, March 7 seems 
to have been seen by most of the members of the 
College; and it is fortunate that it was so, for it 

Three paid fellowships, in social economic re- 
search are offered each year by the 'Women's Edu- 
cational and Industrial Union to college graduates 
who wish thorough preparation for such work. 
The fellowships carry a stipend of $500. Clerical 
assistance, equipment, and traveling expenses 
necessary for the investigation are furnished by 
the Department of Research. Complete informa- 
tion concerning these fellowships is posted on the 
News Bulletin or may be obtained from the De- 
partment of Research, Women's Educational and 
Industrial Union, 264 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 


Boarb of Ebitors 

Dorothy S. Greene, 1918, Editor-in-Chief. 

Alice Wharton, 1918, Associate Editor. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumnx General Secretary and 

Alumni Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Dorothy G. Miller, 1918, Assistant Business Manager. 

Assistant Editoxs. 
Katherine Donovan, 1918. Eleanor Skerry, 1920. 
Margaret w. Conant, 1919. Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920 
Ruth Baetjer, 1920. 

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Never in all the j'ears that Wellesley has been 
sending her daughters out from the College to take 
their place in the world has it mattered as much 
as at present what those young women stood for. 
Even in the days when a college education was an 
almost unheard of thing for the American girl, 
the graduate's education was generally considered 
as an experiment and therefore to be observed 
critically before it was to be emulated. Had Wel- 
lesley alumnse proved their college training to be 
a valueless asset to society, only themselves and 
their college would have been affected. Today 
there is no question of the social value of college 
training for women. Throughout the country, 
the graduates of the women's colleges have become 
leaders, not only proving thereby the desirability — 
we might almost say, the indispensability — of edu- 
cation for women, but also establishing an influ- 
ence which affects women everywhere. In the 
world's present crisis, woman citizenship has its 
supreme test. During this war, in England, the 
civilian population has been controlled as never 
before by women leaders; there is every reason 
to believe that in America a similar situation is 
not far off. The future progress of democracy is 
dependent to a large degree upon the principles 
upheld by the woman citizen, and especially the 
college woman citizen. 

The statement that American women are prov- 
ing themselves derelict in aid, a statement made 
by President MacCracken of Vassal* in New York 
on March 3 which is partially quoted elsewhere in 
this News, causes the student to give the most 
serious consideration to the choice of her after- 
college occupation. The long period of study 
which graduation closes for her probably makes 
her the more eager to perform some productive 
service at once and her cultural course has led 
her far away from the field of specialization. Still, 
she is confronted by the fact that American 
women, in their eagerness to be of service at once, 
are to too great an extent unwilling to enter upon 
courses of training of sufficient length to prepare 
them adequately for the highly specialized work 
which must be undertaken — a fact which is of 
most serious import for the successful prosecution 
of the war and for the period of reconstruction to 
follow it. To be sure, we recognize that the 
present demand for college graduates in business 
and in war work is very great. We would not 
urge post-graduate training upon all, but we 
would emphasize its importance for a large per- 
centage of the outgoing students. 

In this connection, the appeal for 5,000 nurses 
before June 1 made last week by Surgeon General 
Gorgas of the United States Army, is of particu- 
lar significance. General Gorgas states that the 
imperative need for a greater army of nurses 
grows daily and estimates that thirty thousand 
will be required for service in Army hospitals 
during the present year. Twelve thousand scien- 
tifically trained women are necessary for every 
million soldiers, our allies are calling for Ameri- 
can women to fill executive positions in their hospi- 
tals, and the growth of the demand for public 
health nursing, although it is increasing rapidly 
now, promises tn be even greater after the war. 
The A^nssar Training Camp for Nurses, "the first 
scientific attempt to fit educated women as quickly 

as possible to officer the nursing profession," offers 
the greatest advantage to the college graduate 
who is about to enter this field. The Camp has 
been called to the attention of Wellesley women 
on several occasions, but in some instances its 
purpose has been misunderstood. It offers not 
only to Vassar graduates but to graduates of all 
colleges of recognized standing the opportunity to 
shorten by one year the regular nursing course. 
The Camp, while it enjoys the hospitality of Vas- 
sar College, is under the auspices of the National 
Council of Defense and the American Red Cross. 
It is to be hoped that Wellesley will be repre- 
sented this summer by a large quota of volunteers 
at the "College Woman's Plattsburg," by college 
alumnae who as women citizens will further the 
progress of democracy not only by the principles 
which they uphold, but also by the thoroughness 
and efficiency of the service which they perform. 


A little more than four months ago at a Stu- 
dent Government forum the student body was 
characterized as inert because to some it did not 
seem that sufficient opinion was voiced on the pro- 
posed constitution. Such a criticism we did not 
then deem a just one, but in the light of the last 
Student Government meeting the term is applic- 
able. Although the purpose of the meeting was 
announced and although that purpose should have 
been of import to every member of the association, 
since it was the final consideration of the constitu- 
tion, still the pertinent business could not be 
brought before the meeting because a quorum was 
not present. Does this mean that the college has 
lost interest in a plan so enthusiastically com- 
menced less than a year ago? Was the shame- 
fully small attendance entirely due to more allur- 
ing engagements? Whatever the cause, the result 
suffices to prove the tendency toward the old 
scape grace habit of excuse for there is no con- 
spicuous reason for the too apparent absence of 

The lack of stimulus to think was not limited to 
the absentees at the recent meeting. The one sub- 
ject brought up and discussed on that Thursday 
was chapel attendance. The subject was treated 
in many aspects and finally a series of suggestions 
was decided upon. That chapel attendance is 
consistently meager seems to be the feeling of the 
college at Ifirge, that something is vitally wrong 
is clearly evident, but where the blame rightly be- 
longs is not so certain. The most that could be 
hoped for from keen thinkers, would have been to 
arrive at some conclusion whereby chapel attend- 
ance might be strengthened. Instead the most 
notoriously acceptable motion passed was to the 
effect that the chapel doors should be closed 
promptly at 8.15 in the morning, thus admitting 
no late comers. Tardiness in this respect is not 
to be condoned, but if, as it has been recently 
stated, only ten per cent of the college en re to 
come to chapel, and if only five per cent care to 
be present for the whole service, will not this lat- 
est suggestion in being acted upon, instead of in- 
creasing chapel attendance diminish the number 
present by half? 

Other propositions, equally vague and imprac- 
ticable were suggested — some were voted down, 
others were accepted. If the organization of dis- 

cussion groups will be effectual, or if there be any 
other known method by which clear straight 
thinking can be arrived at, now is the time for 
suggestions. That the President of the Student 
Government Association should have felt it nec- 
essary to gain a pledge from those present not 
only- to come to the next meeting, when the con- 
stitution should again be brought up for discus- 
sion on the proposed changes, but also to influ- 
ence others to come is a disgrace to a college com- 
munity, and one which college women should not 
countenance a second time. 


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Why No Step-Singing? 
Probably none of us realized when we came back 
to college last fall that Step-Singing had been 
eradicated .from our social schedule. But perhaps 
after a week or two those of us who had loved that 
time-honored institution, woke up to the fact 
that it was not flourishing in our midst. It seemed, 
on inquiry, that, in their desire to simplify our 
too, too complicated life, the higher powers had 
done away with this particular complication. 

Of course we realize the necessity for simplifi- 
cation, particularly this year, when we have end- 
less ways in which to occupy our "spare moments." 
It has been true in past years that undue time 
and energy were spent on the preparation of new 
songs for every occasion; that busy people did not 
have time to practice two or three times a week; 
that Step-Singing was characterized as "pep-less" 
on that account. 

On the other hand the possibility of simplifying 
Step-Singing without removing it bodily seems 
not to have been thought of by the majority. It 
has occurred to some that singing from seven to 
seven-thirty takes no more time than dancing; 
that if the principle of the weekly military drill, 
which will appear again this spring, was not so 
much to give us military training as to get the 
whole college together and give us the feeling of 
cooperation, Step-Singing would accomplish that 
purpose; and finally, that this time twice a week, 
— or even once, — would be a rare opportunity to 
learn old songs well, for we have many good 
songs grown rusty from disuse. Now that spring 
is coming on perhaps we will hail with joy that 
comradely feeling of good fellowship which has 
made singing on the Chapel Steps a thing to look 
back upon with happiness. 

M. L. B., '20. 
The Military Point of View. 
Which would you rather do, save a French vil- 
lage by your bravery or rescue it by that vital 
service, reconstruction work? Would you not 
gladly do either? In Wellesley's mobilization 
plan civic pride was cited as an important factor 
to consider in efficiency effort. A simple sugges- 
tion was made — that we keep on the walks and off 
the grass. What an easy thing to do! How 
carelessly forgotten often ! This spring let us 
resolve to "give the grass its chance." Let us 
not trample the sod of Rhododendron Hollow as 
ruthlessly as ever Boche trampled the soil of 
northern France. Let us save Wellesley lawns 
from any need of reconstruction work. 

C. H., '21. 


Do you know that Wellesley has a Bird Club? 
The immediate motive for its organization was 
the need of restoring birds to the campus in 


order that they tn:i\ .i-m-t in chcek'uiir Uil- ravages 
of the Gypsy Moth, Its aims are to encourage 
the study of birds and to conserve and develop 
the bird life of the college grounds. The work 
of ths Bird Club during its first \ tar — for the 
Club is --till young has followed the lines of its 
two aims. During the spring, bird walks were 
organ'zed; an official record was kept posted of 
spring arrivals; about seventy nesting boxes were 
erected at various points on the campus, more 
than half of which were occupied; about eighteen 
winter feeding stations were maintained; a series 
of meetings for bird study has been held. 

The Club solicits the support of every member 
of the college. The work it has undertaken is 
a part of the nation-wide movement to conserve 
the bird life of the country, needed now as never 
before to protect our trees and crops. The Club 
seeks recruits for its 'home guard" and funds for 
its operations. Anyone may become a member 
of the Club by paying twenty-five cents. Also the 
Club desires names of members, old or new, fa- 
miliar with birds, who will assist in the spring 
work by leading small groups on bird walks, or by 
keeping watch over one or more nesting boxes. 

Dues and names of volunteers for this work 
may be placed in the lock-box below the Bird 
Bulletin Board outside the cashier's office. 

Isabel D. Bassett. President. 


Mrs. Joseph N. Fiske of Boston, who has re- 
cently passed to her heavenly home at the age of 
ninety-six, was one of Wellesley's notable bene- 

There was a time after the death of Mr. Durant 
when the further growth of Wellesley seemed to 
hang in the balance. To give to the maintenance 
or enlargement of girls' colleges did -not seem to 
appeal to the philanthropic public. The housing 
problem at Wellesley had become acute. Such 
desperate means as buying an old school house 
at auct.on, and drawing it to the corner of the 
college grounds was resorted to by President 
Shafer, but none came forward to put it in order. 
Moreover, the college fees must be raised to more 
nearly meet expenses; domestic work, which had 
reduced these fees, and been a means of develop- 
ing the spirit of helpfulness must be given up, 
thus lessening the opportunity for girls with little 
money, but earnest purpose, whom the Durants 
had specially in mind when founding the college. 

Mrs. Durant, at this crisis, contrary to her usual 
habit, directly appealed to her friend, Mrs. Fiske, 
who had already shown interest in Wellesley by 
giving a scholarship in 1893. The money came to 
put the school house in habitable order and fur- 
nish it. The result was Fiske House with Mrs. 
Fiskc's express desire that it should ever be for 
those students who cared enough for an education 
to perform some daily task for it. 

Mrs. Fiske's interest continued and deepened as 
she became acquainted with the results of her 
work. She constantly added conveniences for the 
house and often elegances; a beautiful rug for 
the parlor, an oil painting, the piano, and the 
Bokhara embroidery now in the library. Profes- 
sor Whiting and her sister, who presided at Fiske 
for twelve years, went to Europe for a Sabbatical 
year with a gift from Mrs. Fiske with which they 
bought and framed the pictures which have dis- 
tinguished the house ever since. Also in the days 
when Mrs. Fiske was able to consider it, many a 
girl received a timely gift. Mrs. Fiske evidently 
considered herself a steward of her ample means, 
and not only Wellesley but educational and phil- 
anthropic enterprises everywhere received her 
constant support. 

The memory of such friends who have built 
themselves by their interest and gifts into Welles- 
lev's fabric is the rich inheritance of her daugh- 

Sa&ah Frances Whiting. 

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Anyone interested in either of the following posi- 
tions is asked to address Miss Caswell, 58 Ad- 
ministration Building, enclosing postage, or to call 
in office hours, quoting the prefixed number in 
either case. 

No. 33. The director of education in a fine de- 
partment store in a large eastern city needs a 
stenographer-secretary, not necessarily with busi- 
ness experience but with good training in her 
stenography and typewriting, while a variety of 
experience in social or executive work of any kind 
is desirable. The salary is $30 a week to begin 
with. The assistant is needed at once, and the 
firm cannot wait until after June. 

N'o. 34. A teacher of mathematics at a salary 
of $500, board and room, and a teacher of art 
and English at a salary of $450, board and room, 
are needed for a college in South Carolina. Mem- 
bers of the Baptist Church are required. 

No. 35. A teacher who can act as dean of wo- 
men is needed for a school for colored students 
in the South. The salary is $50 a month for 
twelve months, with two or three months' vaca- 
tion. Living expenses are about $3.50 a week, 
covering room, board, light, and laundry. Therj 
are probably inexperienced candidates who might 
be appointed to this position. 

Xo. 31. A special call for an experienced 
pharmaceutical chemist to be employed in war 
work in Washington has been received by thi 
Appointment Bureau. Salary $1,500 to $1,800. 
Anyone thoroughly qualified for the position and 
interested in it is asked to send an application to 
the Secretary of the Appointment Bureau, AVel- 
leslcy College, stating details of education, ex- 
perience in the work, present position and salary, 
town, state, country and date of birth, and add- 
ing three letters of recommendation stressing fit- 

ness, and a photograph. To these details a letter 
of introduction from the Secretary of the Ap- 
pointment Bureau will be added, to be forwarded 
with other material. It is hoped that Wellesley 
College may see a graduate in this position. 

N'o. 33. A large library in the State of Con- 
necticut is looking for college graduates who may 
be trained as cataloguers although they have not 
taken a course in a library school. This oppor- 
tunity is open to members of recent college classes 
as well as to members of 1918. 


On the evening of Wednesday, March 20, if the 
sky be clear, the Whitin Observatory will be open 
to all members of the College. The six-inch and 
twelve-inch telescopes will be used for observing 
the Moon and the brighter planets 

The Moon on that day will be eight days old, 
at which time the great range of mountains known 
as the lunar Apennines will be favorably seen in 
oblique sunlight which will cast long shadows of 
the mountains upon the plain below. Many other 
mountains and many large craters will also be 
seen. , 

The bright planets now available for observa- 
tion in the evening are Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. 
Jupiter is interesting for being the largest of all 
the planets, with a diameter of 88,000 miles or 
eleven times that of the Earth, and for its system 
of nine satellites, or moons, which revolve around 
it. Four of these satellites are quite bright and 
can be readily seen with a small telescope. On 
the evening of March 20 their positions in their 
orbits will be such that one satellite will appear 
on the west side of the planet and three on the 
east. Other points to be noted when observing 
Jupiter are the flattening of the- planet at the 


poles, due to its rapid rotation in a period of ten 
hours, and the system of light and dark belts 
which lie parallel to the planet's equator. 

Saturn is one of the most beautiful and inter- 
esting: spectacles to be seen in the telescope. T t 
is second only to Jupiter in size, having a diameter 
of 74,000 miles, and is provided not only with a 
system of satellites as numerous as that of Jupiter, 
but also with a great ring 173,000 miles in diam- 
eter which surrounds the planet in the plane of its 
equator but clears its surface by a distance of 
several thousand miles. Observations of a special 
nature have shown this ring to consist of tiny 
moonlets that revolve in circles around the planet 
but so close to one another that they present the 
appearance of a continuous, thin, flat sheet. The 
bright ring is divided in two by a narrow black 
line known as Cassini's division, and inside this 
double bright ring is a much fainter one. On the 
evening of March 20 the ring and five of the 
satellites may be seen in the 12-inch telescope. 

Under favorable conditions Mars shows a great 
deal of interesting detail, with white spots at its 
poles which are probably ice and snow, and large 
dark areas which may be vegetation. More often 
in our locality, however, the Earth's atmosphere 
is too much disturbed to allow us to perceive this 
fine detail, and the planet looks simply like a red- 
dish-yellow ball. Unless the conditions are quite 
favorable, Mars will not be shown on March 20. 
Mars is considerably smaller that the Earth, with 
a diameter of about 4,000 miles, but as it is much 
nearer us than Jupiter or Saturn, its apparent 
size compares favorably with theirs. 

The distance of Mars from the Earth on March 
20 will be about 61,000,000 miles, that of Jupiter 
500,000,000 miles, and that of Saturn, 788,000,- 
000 miles. 

John C. Duncan, Director. 


From bomb-riddled France, froni the filth and 
stench of the trenches, from work among poilus, 
Indians, Arabs, Tommies and Sammies, Mr. 
Francis Sayre of the Y. M. C. A. brought us, on 
Wednesday night, his message. As a Y. M. C. A. 
worker he had been close to the fighting men. he 
had felt the very pulse of the war and has done 
his bit to alleviate its sufferings. 

In the training camps, in the dank cellars of 
bombarded towns, near the camouflaged walls of 
Suicide Corner, up to the very firing line of Vimy 
Ridge, the Y. M. C. A. worker has followed the 
soldiers to offer them food and the cheer of good 
fellowship. If a British Tommy is gravely 
wounded, it is the Y. M. C. A. who brings his fam- 
ily to him from England; if a Sammy turns to 
thoughts of religion it is in the "blighty 'uts" of 


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Careful preparation for all the colleges for women. 

Experienced teachers. Healthful location. AmpL 

grounds and good buildings. Catalogue with pictures 

sent on request. 

MISS MARJORIE HISCOX, Assistant Principal. 

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Waban Building, Wellesley Sq., Wellesley, Mass. 



Leave your furs here for cold storage this summer. Packing and 
shipping may injure your articles. 

Our girl representative in your dormitory will collect and give you 
receipt for same. 

We store, insure and clean all furs. Repairing is done when 

Next fall your goods will be ready for you at your request. 




the Y. M. C. A. that he can find Christian com- 
panionship. In this war, a game of life and death, 
the men turn most naturally to their God. It is 
often the "cup of cold water" in the form of hot 
coffee, offered by the Y. M. C. A. which gives 
them the spiritual as well as the physical courage 
to "carry on." 

K. L.. '19. 


To secure the best advertisements for War Sav- 
ings Stamps, a patriotic appeal is being made to 
the art students of America by the War Savings 
Committee of New York, cooperating with the 
American Institute of Graphic Arts, to design 
such posters and advertisements. $2,000 in prizes 
will be awarded for the best designs submitted, a 
committee of which Charles Dana Gibson is the 
chairman acting as judges. Following the com- 
petition, which will close April 25, 1918, an ex- 
hibition will be held of the prize winners and one 
hundred or more selected entries. This exhibi- 
tion will also undoubtedly be shown at libraries 
and museums throughout the country. 

Mr. Arthur S. Allen, President of the Amer- 
ican Institute of Graphic Arts, extends a cordial 
invitation to Wellesley students to submit their 
work. Information concerning the contest may be 
obtained by addressing him at the Institute, 119 
E. Nineteenth St., New York, N. Y., and is 
posted on the main bulletin in the Art Building. 

A non-competitive group of artists, interested 
to cooperate with the W. S. S. campaign but re- 
luctant to compete for prizes, is also being or- 


The Confirmation Service which was announced 
for last Sunday evening has been postponed until 
Sunday afternoon, March 17, at four o'clock. 
This change is made to meet the convenience of 
B'.shop Lawrence. 


On Tuesday afternoon, March 5, at 4.45 P. M., 
Miss F. Marion Ralston, Director of the Music 
Department at Rockford College, Illinois, gave a 

unique recital in Billings Hall. All of the num- 
bers on the program — and it was of generous 
length — were Miss Ralston's own compositions. . 
They were varied in character, amply illustrating 
that Miss Ralston was equally successful in widely 
differing forms. Her first number, Sonata in E 
flat minor, reminded one, in the first and last 
movements, of very ornate, brilliant etudes of 
Chopin. A group of pieces for children was in- 
teresting: the audience must have wished that 
such delightful pieces as "Skipping Rope" had 
been written when they were in the pianoforte 
practicing stage. Miss Ralston next played a set 
of "characteristic pieces" — each a short sketch in 
a distinctive mood, but the whole a unified com- 
position. Of the dances used at the Spring Pag- 
eant given at Rockford College in 1917, "Shep- 
herd's Song" and "Grasshopper's Dance" were 
especially pleasing. The last group Miss Ralston 
played consisted of compositions written at the 
McDowell Colony in 1917. They were very bril- 
liant, providing excellent material for the com- 
poser's facility and dexterity of execution. 

Miss Ralston's tone was generally bright and 
clear, often scintillating to the point of bordering 
on harshness. Her dexterity and ease of playing 
were remarkable. She used octaves and extended 
arpeggios freely even at the risk of obscuring a 
good melody. Her interpretation was sympa- 
thetic in the first "Song Without Words." 

Miss Ralston's recital was most valuable and 
the students of the music department are grateful 
to her for it. In their original work these char- 
acteristic pieces might well be taken as models; 
much interesting work could be done with sketches 
for children. The planning of pageant music 
and of Tree Day dances might be undertaken by 
students who felt the inspiration of Miss Ralston's 
original work. 

Those who attended the tea given Wednesday 
afternoon at Tau Zeta Epsilon would agree that 
nothing but Senior Surgical Dressings could be 
offered as an adequate excuse for neglecting the 
opportunity to hear members of the music depart- 
ment perform before a guest who is herself an 
accomplished composer-pianist. Miss F. Marion 
Ralston, Director of the Music Department at 
Rockford College, Illinois, was greeted by a 
group which, perhaps because of the very fact 
that it was small, she was able to meet in a de- 
lightfully intimate studio fashion. Miss Ralston 
expressed her interest in the interpretations given, 
and her enjoyment of a program given by students 
of the Department of Music. 



It isn't the food that we fear, 

Nor the houses that rock in the wind, 
Nor red plush that is lacking in cheer, 

Nor tin bath tubs that make us chagrined; 
It isn't the rusty fire ladders 

That nip our young joys in the bud, 
In the spring season 
The terrible reason 
Is mud, 



B., '20. 


The grey snow lies in long banks down the slop- 
ing hill, 

And twittering birds to waken spring 

Do sing 

And trill; 

And trees, are garbed in soft green glow 

Like that mustache which first begins to grow. 

So come, then, where the slushy marshes lie 

Lender the cloud-speck'd sky, 

And follow where Pan pipes his call in grey woods 
wet with dews, 

And follow where 

Tn muddy lands we lose 

Our care 

And overshoes. 

A. M. K. '20. 


It was a muddy, stormy night; 
To dinner I'd an invitation. 
She hoped I would refuse, of course, 
But I was keen for dissipation. 

Besides, she owed me ninety cents — 
I did not want her to forget. 
I stumbled up through slime and slush- 
She hadn't come from classes yet. 

It was twelve minutes past the hour — 
She had not come; I paced the floor. 
My spirits drooped as halibut 
Proclaimed its presence through the door. 

Just then, a figure darted past, 
Removing layers rapidly — 
"My dear! I'm sorry I'm so late, 
They kept us at the gym, you see." 

She speedily disrobed, and as 
The bell began its nightly howl, 
She stuck a napkin in my hand 
Connected with an ancient towel. 

"Go wash, my dear," she said to me, 
(I really thought I was quite clean — 
At least, I thought the spots that weren't 
Were too wen-covered to be seen.) 

We dashed into the dining room, 
(My skirt ripped in the closing door.) 
Besides — the towel was in my hand! 
(The napkin's honor was no more.) 

We bent our heads. I counted ten 
And bravely plunged into the soup . . . 
And then a female, grim and stern 
Over my hostess 1 chair did stoop. 

"You'll have to leave," was what she said, 

•'There is no ticket by your plate." . . . 


My moral, friends, is — rent your meals 
Ahead of time, should you be late. 


One night I wrote a daily theme 

And finished it at dawn, 
And then I wrote a P. of F. 

Which made me yawn and yawn. 
That morn I took them down to class 

With feelings of relief, 
But what has happened since that day 

Has filled my soul with grief. 

My Comp. instructor wrote in rage, 

"I do not see the point. 
'Tis not the lesson that I gave, 

Your humor's out of joint." 
My News-board friend won't speak to me, 

She's mad at me, I guess, 
I gave her for a P. of F. 

A crit on R. L. S. M. L. B., '20. 


How soon d'you s'pose they will begin, 

A-tearing up the sod 

For that charming new abiding-place 

To decorate our Quad? 

And will they name it Pomenove 

Or, maybe, Cazeroy? — 

Or better, call it Pom-pom, 

How Caz that would annoy! 

M. L. B., 


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Nursing offers to women an opportunity for 
patriotic service, a splendid preparation for life 
and a profession of broad social usefulness. 

Washington University gives a three years' 
course in Nursing. Theoretical instruction is 
given in the University, clinical instruction in 
ihe wards of the Barn;s and St. Louis Children's 
Hospitals, Washington University Dispensary 
and Social Service Department. Six months' 
credit is offered to applicants having an A.B. 
or B.S. degree from this college. 

Address inquiries to Supt. of Nurses, Barnes 
Hospital, 603 S:>. Kingshighway, St. Louis, Mo. 


Initiations to the six societies were held at eight 
o'clock Saturday, March 9. A. >K. X., Agora and 
Shakespeare held program meetings afterwords. 

Scene from Iphigenia m Tauris. 
Part I. 
Iphigenia .... Helen Andrews 
Orestes ...... Margaret Horton 

Pylades Katherine Kinsman 

Attendants .... Helen Santmeyer 
Rebecca Vincent 

Guards Dorothy Collins 

Elizabeth Freeman 
Part II. 
Iphigenia .... Therese Strauss 

Orestes Elizabeth Pickett 

Pylades Katherine Kinsman 

Chorus (in both parts): Leader, Anna Morse 
.... Mary E. Chinn, .Elizabeth King, Eleanor 
Blodgett, Alva Hammerschold, Adele 
Rumpf, Mildred Little 

Scenes from Winter's Tale 
Act II. Scene I. 
Hermione .... Hildegarde Nichols 

Mamillius Marian Bash 

First Lady .... Mary Wardwell 
Second Lady . . . Caroline McLouth 

Leontes Anita Kriegsman 

Antigonus . . . ■ ... Marguerite Atterbury 

Lord Lucille Andrews 

Act III. Scene II. 
Leontes . . ' . . . Marguerite Brenizer 

Officer Josephine January 

Hermione .... Helen Swormstedt 

Paulina Rose Schwenger 

Cleomenes .... Katherine Moller 

Dion Ruth Dunn 

Lords Emily Trimmer 

Helen Snow 

Lady Isabel Ireland 

Servants . ... . Eleanor White 

Ellen Richardson 


One act war-play written by Elizabeth Pickett, '18. 

Mrs. Powell .... Margaret Miller 

Allan ....... Ruth Porter 

Mr. Powell .... Mildred Lauder 

Marjorie Eleanor Prentiss 

Ghost of Lieut. Kenton 

Farnum .... Elizabeth Osgood 
Properties .... Marion Bell 
Coach . .... Ruth Coleman 


The report of Phi Sigma Program Meeting was 
incorrectly given'm" "tTu- last issue of the News. 
The correct statement follows: 

I. A Glimpse of Brittany 

Francesea La Monte, 1918 

II. Rocking Stone of Tregunce. A Breton 

Legend dramatized by 

Kal he ri ne Donovan, 1918 


Annik . . . . Gertrude Fraser 

Lao Jeannette Nostrand 

Gue>ik .... Stanley Partridge 
S.lvestik . . . Mary Edwards 
Witch Llrsule . . Barbara Tompkins 
Priest .... Beatrice Powell 
III. Legends of Brittany Mildred Faris 



A. — Economic Causes of War. 

1. Ash\ey,The Tariff Policy. 

2. Report of the Federal Trade Commission 

for 1916-1917. 

3. Ward, H. F. Poverty and Wealth. 
For current reading: 

The New York Times Analist. 
English Economic Journal. 
B. — The English Labor Program. ' 

1. Gleason, Arthur. Within the British Isles. 

2. AVebb, Sydney. Restoration of Trade Unions 

Conditions After the War. 

3. British Labor Year Book. 

4. Periodicals: 

"British Labor in the Ascendent." Inde- 
pendent, June 16, 1917. 

"British Labor Peace Movement." North 
American, June, 1917. 

"Possibilities of Revolution in England," 
Literary Digest, Dec, 1917. 

New Republic, Dec. 1, 1917. 

5. Ward, H. F. The Labor Movement. 
C. — Our Negro Problem. 

1. Mechlin, J. M. Democracy and Race Fric- 


2. Dubois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Men. 

3. Pedagogical Seminary, vol. 23, pp. 199-203 

(for study relative to a study of the 
mental attitude of the Negro). 
D. — China and the Foreign Missionary. 

1. Pye, W. O. China from Within. 

2. Bashford. China, an Interpretation. 

E. — Internationalism: Its Relation to Nationalism. 

1. Hobson. Toward Internationalism. 

2. Rose, J. H. Nationality in Modern History. 
3 Burler, N. M. International Mind. 

4. Proclamations and Messages of President 

Wilson (secured from the Committee on 
Public Information, Washington, D. C). 
F.— The Present World Situation. 

1. Fosdick. The ChaUenge of the Present 


2. Oman, John. The Present War and Its 


3. Gullck, Sidney. The Fight for Peace. 

4. Gultck, Sidney. A New Era in Human 

G— The Hague Tribunal. 

1. Scott, J. B. An International Court of 


2. Scott, J. B. Status of the International 

Court of Justice. 

3. Periodicals: 

"A Permanent Tribunal of International 
Arbitration: Its Necessity and Value." 
American Journal of International Law. 

"The Hague Court: Its Function and His- 
tory." American Law Review, 46, pp. 
517-547, July, 1912. 

4. Short Popular Articles: 

Independent, 55; pp. 2560-62; pp. 2612-16; 

pp. 3001-04. 
North American, 178, pp. 161-171. 
Outlook, 102, pp. 4, 5. 
U. S. Bureau of Education Bulletin 1913, 

No. 12, pp. 27-29. 
H, — Christian Democracy. 

1. Launsbury, George. Your Part of War. 

2. King, H. C. Fundamental Problems. 

3. Ward, Edwards. Christianizing Community 




gives the student such training in the prin- 
ciples of the law and such equipment in the 
technique of the profession as will best pre- 
pare him for active practice wherever the 
English system of law prevails. Course for 
LL.B. requires 3 school years. Those who 
have received th'.s degree from this or any 
other approved school of law may receive 
LL.M. on the completion of one year's resi- 
dent attendance under the direction of Dr. 
Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholarships 
($50 per year) are awarded to college grad- 
uates. For catalog, address 

Homer Albers, Dean 
11 Ashburton Place, Boston 

4. Cabot. The Christian Approach to Social 


5. Glover, T. R. Jesus of History. 

6. Ward. The Labor Movement. 

7. Murray, J. L. The Duty of the Church in 

■ War Times. 
I. — The Bolsbeviki. 

1. Trotsky. The Bolshevi/ct. 

2. Seton, Watson. The War and Democracy. 

3. Oinagradov, Pavel. The Russian Problem. 

4. Struinsky, M. G. Russian Democracy. 

5. Wilton, Robert. Dominant Facts in Russia. 
J.— Bases of Settling Disputed Territorial Claims. 

1. Domitian. Frontiers of Language and Na- 

tionality in Europe (especially chapters 
1, % 6). 

2. Holdiech. Political Frontiers and Boundary 


3. Curzon. Frontiers. 

K. — Social Ideals in Literature. 

1. Scudder. Social IdeaU in Literature. 

For further study consult instructor. 
L. — Social Principles of Jesus. 

1. Ward, H. F. Social Evangelism. 

2. Rauchenbush. Christianizing the Social Or- 


3. Taylor, Graham. Religion in Social Order. 
M. — Labor Organizations. 

1. Groat. Organized Labor. 

2. Portman, A, J. Organized Labor, Its Prob- 

lems and How to Meet Them. 

3. Ward. The Labor Movement. 

4. Carlton, F. T. History of Problems of Or- 

ganized Labor. 

5. Cummins-Andrews. Principles of Labor 

For current reading: 

British Labor Gazette. 
Monthly Review of U. S. Bureau of Sta- 


Mr. Winthrop Packard, Secretary-Treasurer of 
the Massachusetts Audubon Society, gave an il- 
lustrated lecture under the auspices of the Wel- 
lesley Bird Club, Friday evening, March 8, in 
Billings Hall. Mr. Packard gave some amusing 
interpretations of bird songs, showing our natural 
interest in their conversation, and went on to ex- 
plain their value as insect eaters. His very in- 
teresting pictures helped us to see the necessity 
of having birds in our gardens, and showed the 
ways in which we might bring them there, — by 
feeding them in winter, housing them in spring, 
and giving them a chance to drink and bathe, 
since "Saturday night comes around for them 
three or four times a day." M. L. B., '20. 


Hlumnse Department 

(The Eilitors are earnestly striving to make this 
department of value by reporting events of interest 
lo Wellesley Alumna." as promptly and as completely 
as is possible. The Alumn.e are urged to co-operate by 
sending notices to the Alumna; General Secretary, Miss 
Mary B. Jenkins, or directly to the Wellesley Col- 
lege News.) 


*14. Mary Calkin to Preston H. Martin, Uni- 
versity of Maine, '14. 

'15. Anna T. Hogeland to Dr. John Peraber- 
ton, University of North Carolina '07, University 
of Pennsylvania '11, of the Mayo Clinic, Roches- 
ter, Minnesota. 

'18. Katherine G. Walton to Louis B. Wallace, 
Dartmouth 1910. Lt. Wallace is now in France 
with the U. S. R. (Infantry). 

'01. Norton-Bowers- On February 3, at New 
York City, Bessie Bowers to Lieutenant Henry 
Lord Norton. Address: 136 Hale St., Montpelier, 


'01. On January 19, in China, a daughter, 
Frances Lyon, to Mrs. Robert N. Dunlap (Alice 
L. Logan). 

'03. On February 19, at Worcester, Mass., a 
son, John Calvin, to Mrs. Allan B. Miller (Jessie 

'09. On February 14, at Shelburne Falls, Mass., 
a son, Stanley Lincoln, to Mrs. Stanley W. Cum- 
mings (Florence Stevens). 

'12. On February 3, a son, Burleigh, to Mrs. 
G. Herbert Fernald (Frances Burleigh). 

'13. On February 22, at Framingham, Mass., 
a daughter, Alice Forbes, to Mrs. Harold B. Hay- 
den (Alice C. Forbes). 

'15. On February 26, at Bala, Pa., a daughter, 
Anne Willing, to Mrs. John Y. Huber, Jr. (Caro- 
line Roberts Miller). 

'17. On February 21, at Kingston, N. Y., a 
daughter, Margaret Lou, to Mrs. Newton Hayes 
Fessenden (Esther Carl, '13-'16). 


'86. On January 21, Ruth Root George, '82- 

'03. On March 3, in Worcester, Mass., Jessie 
Goodwin Miller (Mrs. Allan). ■ 

A Tribute. 

"There has passed out of this life into the 'Life 
Abundant' a great soul, Mrs. Ruth Root George. 
We cannot let her spirit go from us. Let us 'dwell 
in the secret place of the Most High' as she did, 
that we may express and not repress the More 
Abundant Life. 

Let us open our hearts to 'whatsoever things 
are true and lovely' and appeal to the highest and 
best in all those we meet in the daily walks of 
life, as she did. 

"'Let us take her life motto as ours, 'Not to be 
ministered unto but to minister,' with her motive 
that 'Thy will, not mine, be done.'" 

A Friend. 

In the death of Jessie Goodwin Miller, the 
Worcester Wellesley Club mourns the loss of a 
dear friend. 

She was President of the Club for two years, 
and an active and loyal member from the time of 
her graduation from College in 1903. 

To her husband and to her family the members 
of the Club extend deepest sympathy, and share 
with them a feeling of very real personal loss. 
Gertrude R. Rugg. 
Frances W. Tufts. 
Alice E. Graves. 
Ida B. MacGregor. 
Alice G. Burbank. 

Patriotism Demands the Conservation of Wool 

Do your bit and be both stylish and comfortable in costumes of 
Silk. The quality Silks wear like cloth and look far handsomer 
You are sure of quality and style leadership when you buy 


Silks de Luxe 

Be sure that the 
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On Saturday afternoon, March 9, Mrs. Sumner 
B. Pearmain '83, of 388 Beacon Street, Boston, 
extended the hospitality of her home to the Boston 
Wellesley College Club. The meeting, which was 
well attended, was devoted to war topics, and an 
enthusiastic reception was given the various 

Mrs. William M. Wheeler '92, who is, through the 
Women's Municipal League, connected with the 
Massachusetts Food Administration, spoke of the 
work which the. Association of Collegiate Alumna: 
is doing in attacking the cereal problem. She 
announced that a committee representing eight 
different women's colleges had been formed with 
its object to make popular the use of dark bread 
and substitute flours, and which was to have charge 
of a bread shop to be opened soon on the fourth 
floor of Hovey's Avon Street store. It is hoped 
that Wellesley women may be in charge one day 
each week at this shop, where liberty breads will 
be sold, demonstrations given, and a sandwich 
lunch served daily to popularize the substitute 
breads among working girls. Mrs. Wheeler em- 
phasized the fact that the food question is the 
greatest emergency of the moment, and one where 
we, as educated women, should realize our great 
responsibility for education and leadership. 

The next speaker was Mrs. George R. Fearing, 
Jr., of Boston, who made a stirring appeal in be- 
half of the Y. M. C A. canteen work in France. 
Mrs Fearing said that this is a great opportunity 
for college women, and expressed the hope that 
every women's college would send over its own 
unit of ten workers each. There is a vital need for 
these canteen workers, who can do a great deal 
towards maintaining overseas the physical and 
moral standards established in the United States; 
and they have been so successful with our men 
that the French Government has asked the Amer- 

ican women to perform the same service for the 
French soldiers. 

The main consideration of the afternoon was the 
"Wellesley Relief Unit, and Miss Candace Stim- 
son '95 reported for the financial status of the 
undertaking. Miss Stimson announced that we 
have now nearly $35,000 of the necessary $30,000, 
but stated emphatically that we must not stop 
when that goal is reached. She also touched on 
the relations established with the Red Cross and 
the need for infinite patience in all dealings with 
it and with the War Department. The question 
of Dr. Louise Tayler-Jones is still unsettled; and 
now another obstacle has risen in the rumor — 
only a rumor at present— that even women with 
brothers in the service may not be allowed to go 
overseas. . 

Miss Grace Crocker '04, Chairman of the Welles- 
ley War Service Committee spoke of the -person- 
nel of the Unit and the qualifications of the vari- 
ous members, which have already been described in 
the columns of the News. She also told of the 
work room maintained by the Club at 419 Boyl- 
ston Street, of which Miss Ella Mason '00 is in 
charge. From this work room garments are sent 
out to all the New England clubs and yarn is dis- 
tributed—all materials being sold at cost. From 
this particular work room 772 garments (cut by 
hand) have been sent out; and over 1,000 sets are 
out in clubs all over the country. Through care- 
ful management and the kindness of friends — in- 
cluding the janitor of the building, who is donat- 
ing his services — the expenses of the Boston work 
room in the two months of its existence have 
amounted to only about $30. 

The last speaker was Miss Mabel Pierce '04, 
President of the Alumnae Association, who thanked 
•the alumnae for their generous support of their 
war activities, in both labor and. money; and 
stated that the alumnae have given $50,000 to war 
causes, — $25,000 in Liberty Loan Life Member- 
ships and $35,000 for the Unit. 

Thursdajr, March 14. 3.40 p. m. at the Barn. 

Student Government Meeting. 
4.40 p. m. at Tower Court. Miss C. Mildred 

Thompson of Vassar College will speak on 

The Training Camp for Nurses. All Seniors 

are urged to attend. 
8 p. m. in the Chapel. An Organ Recital will 

be given by Mr. Gordon B. Nevin, of Bos- 
ton, Mass. 
Friday, March 15. 8 p. m. at Billings Hall. Piano 

Recital by Mme. Antoinette Szumowska. 
Saturday, March 16. 1.30 at the Barn. Inter- 
collegiate Debate. 
Sunday, March 17. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 a. m. Rev. Edward Drown, of Cambridge, 

7 p. m. Vespers. Dr. Albert Parker Fitch. 
Tuesday, March 19. 7.30 p. m. Room 34. Miss 

Case will give the second Senior Lecture on 

Social Ethics. 
Wednesday, March 20. 4.30 p. m. at Billings Hall. 

Faculty Recital. 

Christian Association Meetings. 
7.15 p. m. at Billings Hall. Miss Vida Scud- 

der will speak on The Summons to a New 

World Order. 
7.15 p. m. at Eliot. Miss Caroline R. Fletcher 

will speak on Friendship. 
Thursday, March 21. 8 p. m. at the Chapel. The 

last Organ Recital of the series will be 

given by Mr. William C. Hammond of Mt. 

Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. 


The program for the eighth organ recital by 

Gordon Balch Nevin to be given in the Chapel 

Thursday, March 14, 1918, at 8 o'clock, follows. 

Marche Triomphale Guiseppe Ferrata 

A native of Italy, pupil of Sgambati and Liszt 
the composer of this strikingly original march 
has been the recipient of many honors and has 
been knighted by the King of Portugal; a long 
list of splendid compositions attest his prolific 
genius. The Marche Triomphale is Ferrata's 
most important contribution to organ literature 
and is a fine example of distinctive themes 
handled in musicianly manner. 

Chanson-Meditation R. Cottenet 

A very artistic composition for violin solo and 
piano accompaniment, the work of a prominent 
resident of New York. The transcription (in 
ms.) is by the recitalist. 

Dieuxeme Arabesque 

The Little Shepherd Claude Debussy 

Two excellent and effective transcriptions by 
Gaston Choisnel, the first with the rythmic 
figuration implied by its title, the second a 
dainty morceaux — one of the most delicious of 
the many bits of program-music which have 
flowed from the pen of its composer. 

Allegro Giubilante Gottfried Federlein 

An American composer who has a number of 
fine compositions to his credit is Federlein — the 
organist of the Society of Ethical Culture of 
New York City. A vigorous theme punctuated 
by syncopated chords is contrasted with a 
suave and flowing middle section, the composi- 
tion ending with a fortissimo development of 
this second theme. 

In Moonlight Ralph Kinder 

This little gem by a prominent Philadelphia 
composer is most felicitous in the use made "of 
the chimes and soft flute stops; the very naive 
simplicity of the piece explains its charm. 

Scherzo in F Heinrich H of man 

A composer who in a long life-time produced 
an equally lengthy list of works is the creator 
of this jolly little scherzo; it is in all probability 
one of the few which will survive the relentless 
processes of time. The mood is ingratiating and 
the development of the themes logical. 




The faculty and students of Wellesley College are in- 
cited to avail themselves of the privileges and services 
offered by this Bank, and the officers and employees are 
ever ready to render any assistance possible in connection 
with banking matters. 

C. N. TAYLOR, President 

BENJ. H. SANBORN, V.-President 




The Tragedy of a Tin Soldier (by request) 

Gordon Balch Nevin 
I. The Return from the War 
II. His Jealousy 

III. His Farewell Serehade 

IV. The Tin Soldier's Funeral March 
This Suite in miniature exploits a field of organ 
music heretofore unexplored: — the humorous; 
the humor however is suggestive rather than de- 
scriptive, thus conforming to the best ideals of 
programmic art. With steady inflexible tread 
is pictured the little soldier's return from the 
war, his heart beating high with love which turns 
to bitterest jealousy as he finds his rival usurp- 
ing his place. All the joys of spring having 
turned to gray, he sings his farewell serenade 
and dies; his death march as a fitting finale 
uses part of the thematic material of the first 
number — but in a grief-laden minor development 
which brings this tragic tale to a fantastic finish. 

Marche Slav P. Tschaikowsky 

An imposing work by the greatest of Russian 
composers. Written to celebrate the occasion 
of war between Servia and Turkey, and origi- 
nally known as the "Russo-Servian March." 
The extraordinary vitality of the themes em- 

ployed, the rythmic verve and the happy intro- 
duction of the Russian National Anthem in the 
closing section have all contributed to make this 
march one of the most widely used and well- 
liked of its composer's works. The arrangement 
is by the recitalist. 

The next recital will be given on Thursday, 
March 21, by William C. Hammond, of Mt. Hol- 
yoke College. 


Miss Katherine Kennicott Davis, of the Music 
Department, has written a Pastoral, for the organ, 
which has been accepted by the Boston Music 
Company. The composition will be published in 
the spring. 


On March 1, between Wilder and the Chemistry 
building, an Agora pin with the owner's name on 
the back. Please return to Mildred Lauder, 3-2 

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